‘Dufnering’ meets ‘Lebroning’

Scott Halleran

If 'Dufnering' was the new 'Tebowing,' then 'Lebroning' must be the new 'Dufnering.'

Jason Dufner became an Internet sensation long before his breakthrough 2013 PGA Championship victory, thanks to the "Dufnering pose" that went viral after a photographer captured the previously little-known tour player slumped motionless against a wall with his legs at a 90-degree angle.

Given the former status of the Auburn grad compared with the best basketball player (and probably the worst golfer) in the world, Lebron James, and the energy required to mock his routine of flopping during NBA games, the newest fad sweeping the nation, "Lebroning," could not be more unlike the Duf Man’s signature mannerism.

Another way in which the two trends differ: Keegan Bradley and the millions of PGA Tour stars and everyday people doing the Dufner imitated the laid-back player out of fondness; as SBNation’s Sean Keeley, who actually coined the term "Lebroning" two years ago, noted, that’s not so much the case with King James.

For those unfamiliar with James’ body of work, the Miami forward has taken heat for years for exaggerating the impact on him from even the slightest contact. Finally, his act has a definition: "The action of throwing yourself to the floor after a light brush by another player, person or animal. Followed by an angry facial expression claiming it is not in any way your fault that you are on the ground."

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